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Flournoy, V. (1985). The patchwork quilt. New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers.
In The Patchwork Quilt, Flournoy treats the reader to a beautiful story with many layers.  Tanya learns how to assemble a quilt from her grandmother and Tanya’s mother realized the importance of the project after originally scoffing at it.

My grade:  A+
It is no wonder this book won the Coretta Scott King Award.  I love the layers – on one hand it is about a young girl connecting with her grandmother, on the other it is about valuing our elders.  I particularly liked this story because my great-grandmother was an avid quilter.  I spent my afternoons after kindergarten with her and played under her huge quilt frame.  This book brought back delightful memories.

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